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Computing facilities

We have four newly equipped, student computing laboratories in the department. All the labs are air-conditioned. Software, running on a range of platforms including Solaris (Unix), Windows and Linux:

  • languages: Java, Python, C++, C#, C, Groovy, Haskell ...
  • IDEs: Eclipse, Scala, Netbeans, IntelliJ IDEA, Erlang, Glider, Poseidon, Ruby, BlueJ, Android SDK ...
  • modelling environments: Matlab, Image Precessing Toolbox, Fuzzy Logic Toolbox, StarLogo, Protege, R
  • databases: Oracle, MySQL, SQLserver, DB2, Postgres, MongoDB, Hadoop, Hortonworks
  • data mining: SPSS Modeler, SQLserver
  • website development: PHP, Perl, Tomcat, Wordpress ...
  • XML development: XMLSpy, xt, xmlgrep, Oxygen ...
  • X/Unix: Open Text Exceed, Cygwin, Putty, Open Text Secure Shell
  • office: Microsoft Office, Open Office, Visio, LaTeX (MikTeX), TextPad, GhostScript/GSview ...
  • virtual learning environment: Moodle
  • browsers: Firefox, IE, Chrome
  • email: Thunderbird, webmail
  • accessibility software: ClaroRead
  • utility: Filezilla, MagicDisc, TextPad, GIMP ...

The gigabit/10gigabit LAN is connected to JANET via the London Metropolitan Network. Departmental computer services and networks are managed and supported by the department's Systems Group.

Computer labs are sometimes available for hire. Please contact Liam Simmonds for more details.